Product Design

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Kevin Otto / Kristin Wood  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
1104
Pub.-date
November 2000
ISBN13
9780130212719
ISBN
0130212717
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Description

Designed and targeted for the undergraduate, graduate and practicing engineer.

Product Design presents an in-depth study of structured design processes and methods.

Features

  • Fundamental approach-A systematic and methods-based strategy to product development.
    • Reverse engineering and product teardowns (dissection) offer a better paradigm for design instruction, permitting a modern learning cycle of experience, hypothesis, understanding, and new design execution. Ex.___

  • Students see good design before they attempt design.
    • Systematic methods provide structure for the learning of design. Ex.___

  • Concrete experiences with hands-on products.
    • Students gain confidence through improving commercial products. Ex.___

  • Application of modern technologies.
    • Rapid numerical exploration links engineering analysis to design. Ex.___

  • Studies of systematic experimentation.
    • Easy to follow explanations permit effective improvement of products. Ex.___

  • Exploration of the boundaries of design methodology.
    • Authors explain underlying assumptions and limits to design methods. Ex.___

  • Decision making for real product development.
    • Industrially proven methods and their underlying reasoning are explained. Ex.___

  • Discusses foundation material of product design, including a philosophy for learning and implementing product design.
    • Perspective is gained on what methods can do and will do in the future. Ex.___

  • Each chapter includes both basic and advanced techniques for particular phases of product development.
    • Permits instructor customization of the material-High-level or in-depth study on the various aspects of product development. Ex.___

  • Presents theory and concrete examples of emerging design techniques and principles.
    • The reader will study contemporary design-for-manufacturing, design-for-the-environment, prototyping, and design-for-assembly methods. Ex.___

Table of Contents



 1. Journeys in Product Development.


 2. Product Development Process Tools.


 3. Scoping Product Developments: Technical and Business Concerns.


 4. Understanding Customer Needs.


 5. Establishing Product Function.


 6. Product Teardown and Experimentation.


 7. Benchmarking and Establishing Engineering Specifications.


 8. Product Portfolios and Portfolio Architecture.


 9. Product Architecture.


10. Generating Concepts.


11. Concept Selection.


12. Concept Embodiment.


13. Modeling of Product Metrics.


14. Design for Manufacture and Assembly.


15. Design for the Environment.


16. Analytical and Numerical Model Solutions.


17. Physical Prototypes.


18. Physical Models and Experimentation.


19. Design for Robustness.

Back Cover

Product Design presents an in-depth study of structured designed processes and methods. KEY TOPICS: Fundamental approach is that reverse engineering and teardowns offer a new better paradigm for design instruction, permitting a modern learning cycle of experience, hypothesis, understanding, and then execution. MARKET: For practicing engineers interested in learning about mechanical design.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • Fundamental approach is that reverse engineering and teardowns offer a new better paradigm for design instruction, permitting a modern learning cycle of experience, hypothesis, understanding, and then execution.
  • Concrete experiences with hands-on products.
  • Applications of contemporary technologies.
  • Studies of systematic experimentation.
  • Exploration of the boundaries of design methodology.
  • Decision making for real product development.
  • Discusses the foundation material of product design, including a philosophy for learning and implementing product design methods.
  • Each chapter includes both basic and advanced techniques for particular phases of product development.


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